Having looked at the criteria, I gave it a little thought before starting. At first it was a little difficult to think of different marks, however different ideas started to happen. In fact, I think I got a little carried away. I do like the freedom of being able to do designs no matter what they are, rather than the constraints of formal drawing where it is too rigid in format
1 Fast Marks At first making marks was a little difficult, as I wasn’t sure how to start. However when I started the ideas started to flow. This was easy to do as I like working quickly.
4 Sharp Marks This mark making exercise was uncomfortable to draw as felt extremely rigid. It was easy to do, however. If this was transferred to stitch this would be fairly easy to achieve.
5 Soft Marks In making these marks I found soft could only be rounded.
7 Bumpy Marks This was probably one of the easier marks to make. It was a comfortable and controlled mark making exercise. One to explore further and would lend itself to interesting texture.
11 Happy Marks This was a pleasure to do, again marks achieved on the paper were influenced by mood. I think if my mood wasn’t happy the results would not have been so effective.